Young professionals triumph at our Awards night.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2013!

The fantastic shortlisted candidates joined over 200 senior industry figures and HRH The Duke of Gloucester at our awards evening on Wednesday 13th March at RIBA, where the winners were announced. The awards were hosted by Chief Correspondent at Channel 4 News Alex Thomson, and the prizes handed out by our Patron. 

The awards had 4 categories, Architecture, Engineering, Engineering, Surveying and Project Management.  Winners will each receive a unique package of support through the Trust and development opportunities through a one year mentoring programme to enable them to make an even greater impact in their future careers.  

We are delighted to announce the winners are:

Architecture: Apeksha Gupta – BRE Wales & South West, Renewable Energy KTP Associate

Engineering: Stacey Clifford – Kier, Graduate Engineer

Project Management: Paul Ebbs – Barratt David Wilson, Site Manager

Surveying: Stacey Kirkham – Interserve Construction, Quantity Surveyor


Overall Winner: Stacey Clifford – Kier, Graduate Engineer


The highly commended finalists were:

Architecture: Angeletia Clarke - Part III student

Engineering: Jenny Durie – Atkins

Project Management: Kevin Gosney – Lend Lease

Surveying: Laura Firth – Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend


Now in its second year, the Scheme, with the support of the Trust’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, has been an opportunity for exceptional young professionals to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. It particularly looked for young people who have overcome barriers to get to where they are, and judges read applications from young people who had shown exceptional resilience and determination.


Our Executive Director, Christine Townley commented:

“We are delighted with the success of our awards scheme which has showcased again the exceptional young talent in construction today. Each of the winners has shown solid professionalism and determination to succeed in their chosen career. 

“As a charity we support young people from all walks of life to enter the construction industry and we hope that by showcasing what these young people have achieved and recognising any challenges they have overcome, that we can show the next generation of young professionals the wealth of opportunities available in the sector. 

“I am particularly delighted to see so many women triumph tonight and it is really heartening to see that young women are seeing the potential in construction as a career.

We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, judges and our Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, for making these awards possible.”


Thank you again to Byrne Group, CITB-ConstructionSkills, AECOM, John Rowan and Partners, KPMG and Construction Industry Council who sponsored the event.